News: Government

Western Australian budget boost for arts, events and sport

The Western Australian 2024/25 budget has announced significant funding for the arts, events, sport and tourism with a series of important programs. The first budget handed down by…

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May 9, 2024 Arts / Events / Government / Sport / Tourism /


Cox Architecture chosen to lead design of Hobart’s AFL stadium

Following a competitive market testing process, Australian firm Cox Architecture has been named as the lead design consultant for Hobart’s new AFL stadium. Appointed by the…

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May 9, 2024 Culture / Government / Sport / Venues /


Private capital firm confirms interest in funding Hobart’s planned AFL stadium

Private capital consortium the Plenary Group is reported to be ready to bid for the right to partner with the Tasmanian Government to deliver the proposed Hobart AFL stadium. As reported…

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May 8, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


VTIC acknowledges challenges from cuts to tourism funding in Victorian budget

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has acknowledged the challenges facing the industry in the wake of the cuts to funding for major events and tourism promotion in the 2024/25…

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May 8, 2024 Attractions / Finance / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Tasmanian opposition changes stance to support Hobart stadium plan

Dean Winter, Tasmanian Labor’s recently appointed leader, has announced that the party is to now support the proposed AFL stadium at the Macquarie Point site in Hobart. With the…

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May 7, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Victorian budget cuts $285 million in funding for major events and tourism promotion

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has revealed the state’s 2024/25 budget which will see a drop in investment for major events and tourism with $183.8 million to be spent next year…

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May 7, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


Yarra City Council highlights fears that local live music scene may no longer be viable

Yarra City Council has lodged its submission to the Parliament of Australia Inquiry into the challenges and opportunities within the Australian live music industry. Advising that the city…

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May 7, 2024 Entertainment / Government / Venues /


Western Australian budget to deliver new investment for conservation estate and national and marine parks

The Western Australian Government's commitment to expanding the state’s conservation estate will receive a significant $73 million boost over the next four years as part of Plan…

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May 5, 2024 Environment / Finance / Government / Parks /


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